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Trip to ER -- Results are In

Sunday, August 16, 2015      11 comments

Okay ... had to finally break down and go to ER because pain was significant enough to keep me from church this morning and so many encouraged me here on my page to not ignore or second guess my own diagnosis. Results: I do have an impac... Read more

Pain, Pain Go Away

Thursday, August 13, 2015      12 comments

Here's the scoop: In 1982 I was diagnosed with a gallstone and told it was elective surgery. At the time I lived in Korea, husband had just left me with a 10-month-old daughter and so I elected not to have the surgery. Watch what you eat --- ... Read more

Fabulous Cardiologist Report

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      6 comments

Some may know, others may not but ... In December 2012 I suffered a heart attack which caused me to have a stent inserted in the main artery of my heart -- it was a complete out-of-nowhere how did this happen moment for me. I had been eating he... Read more

Goal Day -- August

Saturday, August 01, 2015      6 comments

July goals revisited: Lose 5% of body weight (9.93 lbs) -- oops, too much riotous living Walk 100 miles emoticonRead more

Catching Up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      5 comments

Spent a glorious Friday with good friends in Bryce Canyon National Park -- had an absolutely delicious breakfast on Saturday morning before heading our separate directions to home! Then the calamity --- we lost a u-joint/yoke seal on the left f... Read more

Reset Day

Saturday, July 11, 2015      4 comments

Was a total couch potato yesterday, wallowing in self pity about all life issues -- epiphany: my problems are absolutely nothing compared to a friend who is undergoing massive chemo at stage 4 cancer, flooding and devastation in towns in the mi... Read more

Row, Row, Row

Saturday, July 04, 2015      4 comments

Have advanced to 5 minutes on the rowing machine --- feeling accomplished!!... Read more

Hello July

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      7 comments

Our July was ushered in on the heels of a mini thunderstorm last night -- thunder, lightning and wind galore!!! It was awesome!!! Goals for this month are: Lose 5% of body weight (9.93 lbs) Walk 100 miles Read 3 books (more if I can)... Read more

Making Progress

Sunday, June 28, 2015      5 comments

Made it to 3.5 minutes today on the rower. My hubby is at 23 minutes per sitting ..... I will get there one day!... Read more


Friday, June 26, 2015      7 comments

I have decided to add rowing to my daily exercise routine --- so, today I took my phone w/stopwatch feature to the rowing machine in the basement and rowed for as long as I could .... 1:54:95 HAHAHA Okay, it might not be much, but it is a st... Read more


Thursday, June 25, 2015      5 comments

I love to raise my hand when volunteers are needed --- so, if you can't run a marathon, do the next best thing and volunteer. GOAL (Get Out and Live) had a special event last night for the 1800 volunteers of the Ogden Marathon -- it was a fun t... Read more


Monday, June 22, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday was not only Father's Day (hope all the fathers had a wonderful celebration) and my 14th wedding anniversary (so very happy that God sent this man to me), it was the first day of SUMMER! Weather here in Utah has been a bit strange thi... Read more


Monday, June 01, 2015      3 comments

WOW time is moving at warp speed it seems --- 5 months of this year gone already! So, time to set new goals. First -- very proud of myself as I have finally attained ONEderland and I walked 100.6 miles in May. June Goals Reach mini g... Read more

Going Raw

Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

I have begun to look at trying to be as 'raw' as possible with my intake in every category, so .... cousin suggested a new vitamin called Vitamin Code 50 & Wiser Women. Have been taking for one week and have to say I feel I have so much more en... Read more

Happy May Day

Friday, May 01, 2015      3 comments

Goals for this month: Spend at least 30 minutes per day with the Lord Drink at least 8 glasses of water Replace one meal each day with a smoothie (mostly green smoothie) Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies per day Walk at least 7000 steps... Read more

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